10 days in Cusco & Lima Itinerary

10 days in Cusco & Lima Itinerary

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10 days in Cusco & Lima Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Cusco
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Lima
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

6
nights
Cusco

Cusco ©
Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Worldwide Exotic Adventures, Humantay Lake, Viagens Machu Picchu, and other attractions you added. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Salinas de Maras and Centro Historico De Cusco. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas. Change things up with a short trip to Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo in Ollantaytambo (about 1h 50 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco, contemplate the long history of Choquequirao Archeological Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento de Santo Domingo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cusco tour planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cusco is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Peru Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, you will find days in Cusco are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are cooler (2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Salinas de Maras, Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Choquequirao Archeological Park, Winay Wayna
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

3
nights
Lima

Lima ©
Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, and finally take a stroll through Miraflores. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, surround yourself with nature on Peruvian Soul, and then don't miss a visit to Circuito Magico Del Agua.

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Getting from Cusco to Lima by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in August, expect much hotter with lows of 18°C in Lima. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco

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